Level 3 Advanced Equine Apprenticeship TOM GRANT EVENTING LTD

Tom Grant Eventing is offering a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to learn from one of the best coaches in equestrian. We offer a tailor-made approach to each learner with lots of one-to-one training. We pride ourselves on identifying everyone’s preferred learning style and adapt our coaching to suit. Duties will include all aspects of horse care e.g. grooming, mucking out, etc.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    You will be working on a rota pattern with a 1 hour lunch break. Days and shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include all aspects of horse care e.g.

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Trimming and clipping
  • Plaiting
  • Lunging training
  • Health care
  • Feeding
  • Assisting with running of events
  • Assisting with customer care and experience
  • Exercise of horses 
  • Galloping of horses 
  • Hacking of horses 
  • Functional skills if required

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

This is a 100% work-based learning apprenticeship of which the successful candidate will be awarded the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom apprenticeship. There is scope for either the riding or non-riding pathway to be chosen and this will be discussed at interview.

Enrolling on to an apprenticeship programme is a serious commitment. To achieve the qualification and be successful in your job you will need to be hard working, prepared to work outdoors in all weather and often at weekends.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The opportunity to progress on to BHS coaching qualifiactions or to specialise in a variety of disciplines such as equine therapy or massage are available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

This is a role where the employer is expecting a work hard play hard attitude. Accommodation is available but is not on site so you will need access to transport.

About the employer

Tom is a professional event rider and trainer based near Malmesbury in Gloucester - in the heart of the eventing community .




Newton Dairy Farm

Long Newton


SN16 9SR

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Training provider



Rob Dawkins


Apprenticeship standard

Senior equine groom

Level 3 (A level)

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